The dream continues to live on for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. On Saturday evening he became the first walk-on (for two different programs) to be announced as the winner of the Heisman Trophy.
Mayfield led the Sooners into the playoffs for the second time in three years, winning their third consecutive conference championship along the way, by passing for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns to just 5 interceptions. He also ran for another five touchdowns.
A 6-1/220 senior from Austin, Texas, Mafield joins Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003), and Sam Bradford (2008) as Heisman winners from the University of Oklahoma.
Mayfield became the 83rd winner of the Heisman trophy by beating out Louisville quarterback, and last year’s Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Bryce Love for the award.
The Sooners will play the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.